Opinion

Keep elected Water Board

Letters to the Editor

The Johnstown Water Board is the most answerable of any city institution because of how it is selected. For those of you unfamiliar, the board is run by a committee of five members who are elected citywide. If you choose to run for the Water Board, you usually have to get the same number of ...

Business partners appreciated

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October was National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month, and at Lexington's Employment Resources, we are happy to recognize the businesses in our region that hire individuals we support to work in the community. These businesses are recognizing that a person's disability is only one part ...

Vote for Smith for sheriff

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On election day, Fulton County residents will be electing a new sheriff as longtime Sheriff Tom Lorey is retiring.The clear choice in this election is independent candidate Darren Smith. He is an active law-enforcement officer with over 18 years of experience as a deputy sheriff, corrections ...

Blood and gore not necessary

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Halloween is a tradition which I enjoyed as a child and relished in the fact that you could be a scary character of sorts for that day without your parents being alarmed or any other than honest fun being placed on your mindset during that time.Halloween parades and school functions should ...

Lies abound during political campaigns

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Mark Twain popularized the saying that there are three kinds of lies: "Lies, damned lies and statistics." During political campaigns we all know of a fourth kind of lie. The lie that desperate underdogs tell us in order to pump up a failing campaign.One lie I've been hearing lately is "don't ...

Giardino best choice for sheriff

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ounty:I am writing to highly recommend and endorse Richard Giardino for Fulton County Sheriff. I served as Fulton County undersheriff for over 28 years for both Sheriff Bob Wandel and Sheriff Tom Lorey.The first time I met Rich Giardino was in the early 1980s at the old Fulton County Jail on ...

Well-qualified for Ward 6 supervisor

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I am running for the second time as the Republican candidate for Ward 6 county supervisor in Gloversville. Although I am running unopposed, I feel it is important to reach out to the constituents in Ward 6 so you know why it is that I am asking for your vote. First let me say that this is the ...

Casting vote for Westover in election

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My name is Nancy MacVean and I have been the supervisor in the town of Johnstown for the past four years. In September I lost the primary so I will not be on the ballot in November.There are still two candidates running for supervisor. I am asking the voters in my town to cast your votes for ...

Members should be independent thinkers

Letters to the Editor

Some in the city of Gloversville may recall I was on the Gloversville Common Council from 2004-2007. I was never a "yes" councilwoman and I do not believe we need individuals on the Common Council who do not think for themselves and always agree with the mayor or even some of their own ...

Saying thanks to 6th Ward supervisor

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I would like to take this opportunity to thank Warren Greene, 6th Ward supervisor, for being available for his constituency whenever needed. I had a situation where I needed some advice from Warren. He's not just available around election time.JOHN R. PICKARDGloversville

Endorsing Ponticello for ward supervisor

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I am writing this letter to endorse Mike Ponticello for 5th Ward county supervisor. He has lived in the area for over 25 years and his qualifications and experience will serve the community well. I have worked with Mr. Ponticello in the past on several issues to promote the 5th Ward, where his ...

Bringing fresh perspective to board

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It has been a true honor to represent Gloversville's 5th Ward as supervisor for the past two years. As a fifth-generation Gloversville resident, I take great pride in sharing my vision and working with other community leaders to improve our city and county.I am proud to bring a fresh, ...

Highway head not required to have CDL

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My name is Scott Walters and I am a candidate for the town of Broadalbin Highway Superintendent job.It has been a pleasure meeting and speaking with so many of you during this campaign and I thank you very much for your support and encouragement.At this time, I would like to point out that ...

Agrees with Westover on county needs

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I would like to take a moment to let the taxpayers of the town of Johnstown know a little bit about one of their candidates for town supervisor.James Westover has been a customer of mine for over 20 years. In that time I have gotten to know him very well. As a fellow town of Johnstown business ...

Vote the Republican slate Tuesday

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On Tuesday, election day, the voters of Gloversville will be presented with an exceptional slate on Row B, Republican. This slate is headed by 4th Judicial District Supreme Court candidates Mary Farley and Martin Auffredou, Each is committed to upholding the laws of the State and have ...

On Tuesday, election day, the voters of Gloversville will be presented with an exceptional slate on Row B, Republican. This slate is headed by 4th Judicial District Supreme Court candidates Mary Farley and Martin Auffredou, Each is committed to upholding

Letters to the Editor

To the residents of the 3rd Ward, Gloversville. My name is Ben Robb. As most of you know I am running for the position of 3rd Ward councilman.I have had the privilege, while campaigning door to door, to meet with a great deal of you. Overwhelmingly, your concerns are the same as mine. Jobs is ...

Votes count, so get out and vote

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On Tuesday, residents of the city of Johnstown will have an opportunity to vote on revisions to the city's charter. The charter does not get revised often, the last time being in 2001. I was one of the 15 Johnstown residents on the Charter Commission.In my opinion, all commission members came ...

Ponticello best choice for job

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Michael Ponticello is running for Fulton County supervisor from Gloversville's 5th Ward. Mike has a great understanding of Gloversville, Fulton County, and the citizens who reside here.I know of nobody that exudes community pride like Mike. He is also a realist and understands the region's ...

Friends of library thank all who helped

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The Friends of the Gloversville Public Library would like to thank the following people for their generous support of this year's Friends' Week activities and ninth annual basket raffle.This year's basket donors are: Mary Louise Armstrong, Pat Donovan, Gloversville Teachers Association, Polly ...

Daughter is best choice for judge

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esidents who are eligible to vote to please support my daughter, Louise K. Sira, for Fulton County Court Judge and Surrogate. My daughter has spent 22 years of her career earning a reputation as an individual who operates with integrity, respect, and commitment in carrying out the ...